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This was the first version of Microsoft Internet Explorer | Digital Trends Spanish


Currently, there is a generous offer of browsers so that users can navigate the web comfortably and with many tools at their disposal. There are even special browsers for mobile devices.

However, there was a more incipient time of the internet when this offer was not so generous. For this reason, the launch of the first version of Microsoft’s browser is considered a milestone.

And while we know that Internet Explorer passed away this June 15, 2022here we leave the story of how it was created.

This is how Internet Explorer was born

On August 16, 1995, the technology company released the brand new Internet Explorer, which was soon renamed Internet Explorer 1.0.

The fact that it came integrated with the operating system soon made it the most popular and widely used web browser. This happened starting with Windows 98, since, in the 1995 version, Internet Explorer worked as an add-on.

An important moment was the launch of Internet Explorer 3, in 1996, since it brought great new features, similar to those offered today. That version had CSS support, Java applets and Active X controls.

In this way, Internet Explorer remained for many years as one of the most popular browsers. This lasted until the appearance of other competitors, which soon caught the attention of users.

This increase in supply marked the fall of IE, which over the years ceased to be the most popular browser.

Gradually, the tech company has discouraged its use in favor of Edge. At some point, the company itself recognized the errors and vulnerability on the part of what was its most representative browser for several years.

In fact, a Microsoft cybersecurity officer warned in 2019 that it should not be used in daily work and even published a Article called “The Dangers of Using Internet Explorer as Your Default Browser.”

At the moment, the company maintains this browser only for its compatibility with companies and the need to support previous standards for web access. Many will say that it is not the most dignified way to say goodbye to one of the most popular browsers in the history of the Internet.

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